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Posted on 04/02/2003 12:35:08 PM PST by robjna

Martin Savidge of CNN, embedded with the 1st Marine battalion, was talking with 4 young marines near his foxhole this morning live on CNN.

He had been telling the story of how well the marines had been looking out for and taking care of him since the war started. He went on to tell about the many hardships the marines had endured since the war began and how they all look after one another. He turned to the four and said he had cleared it with their commanders and they could use his video phone to call home.

The 19 year old marine next to him asked Martin if he would allow his platoon sergeant to use his call to call his pregnant wife back home whom he had not been able to talk to in three months. A stunned Savidge who was visibly moved by the request nodded his head and the young marine ran off to get the sergeant. Savidge recovered after a few seconds and turned back to the three young marines still sitting with him and asked which one of them would like to call home first,

the marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation " Sir, if it's all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing".

At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was, "Where do they get young men like this?"


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Cetainly wouldn't get any from CNN. Their coverage last night was treasonous with Martha Brant from Newsweek praising Al-Jazeera
1 posted on 04/02/2003 12:35:08 PM PST by robjna
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To: robjna
This is an excerpt from James Taranto's column in the Opinion Journal Online(WSJ) today.
2 posted on 04/02/2003 12:37:16 PM PST by secret garden (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: robjna
MARINES ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 posted on 04/02/2003 12:37:22 PM PST by Delbert
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To: robjna
Where do they get young men like this?"

From these United States of America.

4 posted on 04/02/2003 12:38:00 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: robjna
BUMP!
5 posted on 04/02/2003 12:38:16 PM PST by xJones
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To: robjna
"Where do they get young men like this?"

From America.

6 posted on 04/02/2003 12:38:23 PM PST by wideawake (Support our troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: robjna
This has been a hard post to read. I don't get caught off guard emotionally very much, congrats to you, I'm all frazzled now.

I'm bookmarking this thread.

Band of Brothers BUMP!
7 posted on 04/02/2003 12:38:47 PM PST by Frank_Discussion (Time is the fire in which we burn...)
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To: robjna
Embedding the reporters was a brilliant move, not so much because the American people get a more realistic ground-level view of the war, but more so because these elite liberal reporters finally get a more realistic view of the American people.
8 posted on 04/02/2003 12:39:46 PM PST by Argus
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To: robjna
Awesome...
9 posted on 04/02/2003 12:40:02 PM PST by lsee
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To: robjna
Goose bumps have I. This is America's finest.

Semper Fi, Marines from this old jarhead!
10 posted on 04/02/2003 12:40:02 PM PST by JoeSixPack1 (POW/MIA - Bring 'em home, or send us back! Semper Fi)
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To: robjna; January24th
At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was, "Where do they get young men like this?"

They're grown in America planted in the soil of freedom and nurtured with the love of God and family.

11 posted on 04/02/2003 12:40:05 PM PST by Camachee
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To: All
"Where do they get young men like these?"

Simple. For the most part, our nation's youth are still raised with moral's and ethics based on Judeo-Christian values.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Short but powerful.

This is a video that was produced to highlight the Navy/Marine Corps Team and will be shown as a trailer in movie theaters nationwide.

High Speed Broadband
http://www.usmc.mil/videos/ef.asf

Low Speed Modem
http://www.usmc.mil/videos/ef_lo.asf
12 posted on 04/02/2003 12:40:56 PM PST by PigRigger
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To: robjna
You know, a journalist can really make a reputation during time of war. They can rise up the totem pole and become forces to be reckeoned with in their field. I think we may be seeing a generation of journalists come back from Iraq and get "embedded" in their old newsroom and start to take editors to the wall: "No sir, you DON'T understand! Patriotism means something! I was with the marines in Iraq, and I saw how America really is! I will NOT slant my news story in favor of your slimy politician-friend!"

One can hope.

13 posted on 04/02/2003 12:42:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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"Where do they get young men like this?"

Flyover country.

14 posted on 04/02/2003 12:42:12 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, Zoolander)
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To: Camachee
Thanks for the ping. God HAS blessed America...these young men are proof.
15 posted on 04/02/2003 12:43:01 PM PST by January24th
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17 posted on 04/02/2003 12:45:12 PM PST by kmiller1k (Remain calm)
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To: secret garden
What this reporter doesn't get is that our country is full of men and women like this. He just hasn't been paying attention!!
18 posted on 04/02/2003 12:46:00 PM PST by p_n_m
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To: robjna
Cetainly wouldn't get any from CNN. Their coverage last night was treasonous with Martha Brant from Newsweek praising Al-Jazeera

Agreed! I had the distinct displeasure of watching about 30 minutes of CNN while at the gym the other day. After about 10 minutes, I was ready to rip the TV off the wall and toss it out the window. Their decidedly anti-military stance is a close second to Al Jazeera.

They gloss over the pro military rallies occuring all over the country, then take about 3 minutes of airtime to interview some coward anti-war protestor in NYC. For balance, they then spend about the same amount of time interviewing a 9 year old girl at Camp Pendleton, CA asking questions like, "How do you feel when you see Marines being killed?" and "Do you worry about your father??" while this girl is crying and obviously distraught.

Maria Jinojosa's comments drip with anti-military angst when she's "forced" to cover anything positive about them. Wolf Blitzer is about as good as a cigar store Indian when it comes to his reporting, and this is from a guy who used to write for a pro-Israeli journal. And as for the morons they have in the "control room" who sit around and theorize drastic "what if" scenarios all day long with retired generals and colonels, I'd rather listen to fingernails on chalkboards than that crap.

19 posted on 04/02/2003 12:46:16 PM PST by zingzang
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To: robjna
An earlier thread.....

Where do they get young men like this?

20 posted on 04/02/2003 12:47:14 PM PST by Textide
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To: Sloth
"Fly over country."

Amen to that brother. They certainly don't come from San Francisco or Berkley.

21 posted on 04/02/2003 12:47:46 PM PST by TaxMe
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To: robjna
"Where do they get young men like this?"

Hollywood?



Boycott Hollywood.
22 posted on 04/02/2003 12:47:59 PM PST by Coyote
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To: January24th
Never in the history of the world has such a powerful fighting force fought with as much dignity, courage and pride as our troops do everyday. Here is hoping that these embeds will remember those they travelled with.
23 posted on 04/02/2003 12:48:03 PM PST by Desecrated
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To: robjna
Awesome!! Fantastic!!

Compare these sefless heroes to the parastical appeasement 'activists'.

24 posted on 04/02/2003 12:48:16 PM PST by keithtoo
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To: wideawake
"Where do they get young men like this?"

From people who love their country and are willing to go to war to defend it. From people who call patriotism an honorable trait. From common people who don't ask what's in it for me. They will take this terrible memory home with them when there done and get on with the common lives, knowing that they were once warriors, brave and proud. Just like their brothers of previous wars, we are Americans and not to be messed with.
25 posted on 04/02/2003 12:49:00 PM PST by Rockiesrider
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To: Textide
sorry, i checked martin savidge, CNN, embedded, never thought to check the title duh!!!!!
26 posted on 04/02/2003 12:49:24 PM PST by robjna
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To: robjna
It makes you beam with pride.

God Bless them all.

27 posted on 04/02/2003 12:49:27 PM PST by amused (Republicans for Sharpton!)
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To: robjna
Tearing up over this.
28 posted on 04/02/2003 12:50:30 PM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: *SemperFi
Marine ping
29 posted on 04/02/2003 12:50:48 PM PST by anymouse
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To: Camachee; JohnHuang2
At that Martin Savidge totally broke down and was unable to speak. All he could get out before signing off was, "Where do they get young men like this?"

They're grown in America planted in the soil of freedom and nurtured with the love of God and family.



This has the makings of the "Quote of the Day."
I have loved Martin Savage since his days in Cleveland on Fox8.
Godspeed Marty...stay safe, you're with the best.
30 posted on 04/02/2003 12:51:11 PM PST by netmilsmom (Bush/Rice 2004- pray & fast for our troops this lent-Peace through strength)
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To: robjna
Mr. Savage, they get them from the nation your network trashes at every opportunity. The values they hold are the values slandered adnausium. Makes you proud doesn't it?
31 posted on 04/02/2003 12:51:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: robjna

on to Bagdad they go, with guns high and low, keeping their eyes to the front
all the prayers have been said, the battle ahead, keeping our eyes to the front
leaders have spoken, no will has been broken, keeping their eyes to the front
with Godspeed they go, into murderers row, and all of our hearts at the front

click the graphic to view the complete Victory Series


32 posted on 04/02/2003 12:52:05 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: robjna
gotta love our guys
33 posted on 04/02/2003 12:53:18 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: PigRigger
Wow! Thanks for the link to the video.
34 posted on 04/02/2003 12:54:06 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: Capitalism2003
and gals
35 posted on 04/02/2003 12:54:59 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: robjna

Where do they get them? Mostly from the red zone.

36 posted on 04/02/2003 12:55:10 PM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: robjna
tom dashole is very sadden
37 posted on 04/02/2003 12:55:50 PM PST by teokee
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To: Vic3O3; cavtrooper21
Semper Fidelis Marines! OOORRRAAHHH!

Semper Fi
38 posted on 04/02/2003 12:56:31 PM PST by dd5339 (Lookout Texas here we come!)
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To: secret garden
Where do you get guys like this?
Well, most of them come from places that ain't easy to find on the map, but what CNN doesn't understand is that you don't get guys like this, MEN like this are made regularly at Parris Island and Camp Pendleton.

SEMPER FI MAC!
HOOOOOORAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
39 posted on 04/02/2003 12:56:40 PM PST by stumpjumper
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To: cksharks
You will want to read about the boys in Brian Buesing's unit....

the marine closest to him responded with out a moments hesitation " Sir, if it's all the same to you we would like to call the parents of a buddy of ours, Lance Cpl Brian Buesing of Cedar Key, Florida who was killed on 3-23-03 near Nasiriya to see how they are doing".

40 posted on 04/02/2003 12:56:42 PM PST by Catspaw
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To: p_n_m
What this reporter doesn't get is that our country is full of men and women like this. He just hasn't been paying attention!!


Because he doesn't know any back at home! This was like NY media folks could not believe that Nixon had won because "no one I know voted for him".
41 posted on 04/02/2003 12:56:58 PM PST by dwswager
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To: Argus
I propose embedding these elite liberal reporters into every state where GW Bush got a majority in the last presidential election to allow the reporters to get a more realistic view of the American people. They have been in the bubble of LA/Atlanta/NYC too long.
42 posted on 04/02/2003 12:57:45 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: robjna
It's actually a good supplement to the earlier thread. Makes you wonder if someone copied it from FR and started an email chain. Didn't mean to imply that it was just a duplicate.
43 posted on 04/02/2003 1:01:22 PM PST by Textide
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To: robjna
Wish I could have seen that. Bump for the Marines, Band of Brothers!
44 posted on 04/02/2003 1:03:02 PM PST by agincourt1415 (Vet that wishes he was there)
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To: robjna
Bump
45 posted on 04/02/2003 1:04:07 PM PST by rudypoot
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To: robjna
These are the greatest guys in the world and we're safer because of them.
46 posted on 04/02/2003 1:05:24 PM PST by Living Free in NH
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To: Frank_Discussion
My husband just called while I was reading this and I'm bawling like a baby so I had to read it to him. What terrific young men.
47 posted on 04/02/2003 1:05:44 PM PST by sibb1213
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To: HamiltonJay
"Where do they get young men like this?"

"From these United States of America."

With a little motivation and polish from that mean-*ss DI team in Basic Training for three months. :-D

48 posted on 04/02/2003 1:06:42 PM PST by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas!)
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To: Capitalism2003
I was about to comment on the lipstick (Old 1SG habits die hard) then I realized she's probably Air Force. Not a dig, just different regs, although I don't see the reason for it on a mission.

Thank you all, you do us old warriors proud!

49 posted on 04/02/2003 1:07:12 PM PST by Feckless
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To: isthisnickcool
I was just thinking the same thing.
50 posted on 04/02/2003 1:08:48 PM PST by sibb1213
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